Conservatory Jargon Buster

The definitive guide to common terms used in the design and installation of conservatories.


For over 20 years now Ultraframe has been the acknowledged market leader in the design and manufacture of conservatory roof systems. With over one million Ultraframe roofs already installed throughout the UK, the pedigree and quality offered by our roof systems is second to none. During this time Ultraframe have developed a widely recognised set of guidelines by which conservatory roofs are designed, specified, ordered and installed.

Ultraframe have complied this manual to explain and translate much of the jargon used in the conservatory industry. We have listed many of the commonplace words and terms used daily in connection with conservatory design and installation.

Each reference includes a list of possible alternative words (“also known as”), a full description of the product/component and a full colour picture, where appropriate, to illustrate its relevance.

To find the explanation for your jargon term just browse the terms alphabetically below or Search Our Site.

 

Abutment

Abutment

Also known as: Corner Infil

An abutment is the place where one of the sides of a conservatory is touching an existing wall.

Add-On

Add-On

Also known as: Knock-on, Clip-on

A 'set size' window/door profile that attached to the outer edge of an outer profile.

Airbrick

Airbrick

Also known as: Brick vent

A brick size air ventilator that allows fresh air to enter a cavity.

Airspace

Airspace

Also known as: Cavity size

Airspace refers to the distance between an inner and outer pane of glass in a sealed unit.

Annealed glass

Annealed glass

Also known as: Standard float glass

Standard float glass is normal 4mm float glass; i.e. not toughened and used in 'ordinary' windows.

Apex

Apex

Also known as: Ridge, Top of roof

The highest point. Typically the ridge.

Argon units

Argon units

Also known as: Gas filled

Argon units describe the insulating glass between an inner and outer pane of a sealed unit